January 2, 2008
Boinkology TV: Online Dating

If you’ve never done online dating before, you might feel intimidated by the prospect of looking for love on the Internet. But here in the twenty-first century, if you want to find someone to date, online dating is the only way to go.

Scared? Confused? Don’t be. Once you pick a site and put together a profile, you’re pretty much good to go. Of course, there are a few things you’ll want to consider:

  • In this day and age, there’s no excuse for not having a picture on your profile. If you don’t have a digital camera, ask one of your million friends who has one to take your picture.
  • Putting a lot of pictures in your profile might seem like a good idea, but it’s really just more chances to look bad. One really good photo is better than five or ten so-so ones.
  • Sites like MySpace give you the freedom to go wild and crazy and customize your profile exactly to your liking. Don’t give in to temptation. A customized profile might seem like a great idea, but it’ll probably just make you look like a tool. Keep it understated.

Once you’ve found someone you like, don’t wait to date! An in person meeting is worth a thousand emails. You may feel like you’re really getting to know someone online, but you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment if they turn out to be different than you expected.

Need a site? Boinkology recommends:

PERSONALS:, eHarmony, Chemistry, JDate, Yahoo! Personals, Nerve Personals

UNPERSONALS: OkCupid, Facebook, MySpace, Consumating, FlickR, Dodgeball, LiveJournal, Twitter,

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  • Wayne says :

    You should also include Craigslist, DateHookup, and OkCupid.. not only are they great places to meet people, they’re all free!

  • G M says :

    eHarmony over OkCupid? WTF.

  • Lux Alptraum says :

    Even boinkologists have oversights sometimes. We’ll add it to the list.

  • G M says :

    But OkCupid is a personals site, not an unpersonals!

  • Lux Alptraum says :

    Disagree. Personals sites charge money.

  • The Scoot says :

    Indeed, OkCupid can be more than just a personals site. It’s a quirky little thing that defies convention.

  • Jen says :

    remember when i tried meeting an axe murderer on the internet and it didn’t work? meeting people on the internet is a perfectly normal way to make friends and/or commence sexual relationships. i mean, come on, my myspace stalker of two years is now one of my best friends slash married mennonite boyfriend! hooray!

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